Francis W. Couillard, 81, of Bark River (Ford River), passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Oscar G. Johnson Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
He was born on January 15, 1936 in Gladstone, son of Gilbert J. and Julia O. (Anderson) Couillard. Francis was a lifelong resident of the Ford River area.
Francis served in the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge.
Francis was employed with Anthony and Company as a machine operator for 33 years until his retirement.
He enjoyed hunting, playing pool and cribbage, dart league, 4-wheeling and enjoying the outdoors. He loved his dog, Patches.
Among survivors include his brothers and sister, Gilbert J. (Dorothy) Couillard Jr., James (Barb) Couillard, Wilfred Couillard and Mary Jean (LeRoy) King; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Helen Couillard, John Couillard and Emil Couillard.
In keeping with Francis’ wishes, no services will be held.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Couillard family.